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Man rips urinal off a pub’s wall — then runs wet and naked in the woods to escape

Tallahassee police are looking for a man in his 20s who allegedly ripped a urinal from the wall of a Miller’s Ale House. The suspect stripped off his clothes and ran naked through the woods to escape capture. This is a file photo of urinals.
Tallahassee police are looking for a man in his 20s who allegedly ripped a urinal from the wall of a Miller’s Ale House. The suspect stripped off his clothes and ran naked through the woods to escape capture. This is a file photo of urinals. File

Police were called to a flooded Miller’s Ale House after employees complained that a man ripped a urinal off the men’s room wall.

Of course, famed author Ernest Hemingway reputedly ripped a urinal out of a bathroom in Key West’s Sloppy Joe’s Bar and installed it at his home in the 1930s.

But the Tallahassee man who ripped a urinal from the restaurant and pub likely isn’t another Hemingway. According to the Tallahassee Police Department, when this unidentified and soaked man in his 20s was spotted by angry employees in the parking lot after damaging the bathroom, he didn’t offer much in the way of explanation.

Instead, he stripped butt-naked and ran into the nearby woods to avoid capture, the police posted on Facebook.

“I hate to question anyone’s escape plan, but a change of clothes never really works and a grown man running around naked is certainly going to attract more attention than whatever he was wearing prior to. Plus you have to wonder how that plan turned out for him … you know… naked… woods,” a “copper” with a sense of humor posted on the police site.

Video of the suspect, who is wanted for criminal mischief, was turned over to officers.

The pile of soggy clothes? Also missing.

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